Brown, Robert Thomas, LTJG Fallen
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Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary Designator/NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - qualified in Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Last Duty Station
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Casualty Date
Feb 01, 1944
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
South China Sea
USS Scorpion (SS-278)
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
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Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesUnited States Naval Academy Alumni AssociationSubmarine Veterans of WW IIMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
  1942, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1944, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  1944, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

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World War II/Submarine War Patrols
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Nov 10, 2009
Personal Memories

With a four inch (102 mm) gun in place of her three inch (76 mm) gun, Scorpion set out on her second war patrol on 29 May. On 2 June, she refueled at Midway Island and, on 21 June, she arrived off Takara Jima in the Tokara Gunto. For the next week, she searched for targets in that archipelago in an effort to disrupt shipping on the Formosa-Nagasaki routes. On 28 June, she shifted her hunt to the Yellow Sea and, by 30 June, was off the Shantung Peninsula. On 3 July, she sighted a five-freighter convoy with one escort making its way through the eastern waters of that sea. By 09:55, she had sent torpedoes toward the convoy and dived. As the depth charging began, she struck bottom at 25 fathoms (46 m). Two charges exploded close by. Between 10:02 and 10:06, five more shook her hull. Fearing that she was stirring up a mud trail, her screws were stopped and she settled on the bottom at 29 fathoms (53 m). At 10:08, a chain or cable was dragged over her hull. Four minutes later, her hull was scraped a second time. Immediately underway again, she began evasive course changes and escaped further exploding charges. The hunt continued for over an hour; and, at 11:49, Scorpion came to periscope depth; spied the destroyer 7,000 yards (6.4 km) off; and cleared the area. Postwar examination of Japanese records show that Scorpion scored five hits and sank a 3,890-ton freighter, and a 6,112-ton passenger-cargo ship.

Because of damage received during the depth charging, Scorpion retraced her route through Tokara Gunto; underwent a bomber attack east of Akuseki Jima; and continued on to Midway Island. On 26 July, she arrived back at Pearl Harbor; underwent repairs, conducted training exercises.

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  499 Also There at This Battle:
  • Azer, John, CAPT, 1948
  • Betty, Charles, PO2, 1945
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